February 18, 2019

NVAHA Regional Housing Leaders Awards: Two Men, One Commitment to Affordable Housing

Michael Scheurer
One was a native of Ireland, a champion of the poor and vulnerable, a priest beloved on three continents. The other has spent a distinguished career working and volunteering for organizations that help the homeless and low-income households find affordable places to live. In October, both men were honored by the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance (NVAHA) at their Regional Housing Leaders Awards ceremony.

  • Father Gerry Creedon: Born and raised in an Irish family as one of 14 children, Father Creedon served as pastor and associate pastor of several parishes in Dale City, Mt. Vernon and Arlington over his lifetime. In addition, he held leadership positions in Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services, the Campaign for Human Development, the Virginia Interfaith Center and SALT (Social Action Linking Together), among other organizations. Father Creedon was founding Pastor of the Arlington Mission in the Dominican Republic; founder of Gabriel Homes for people with disabilities; and founder of Catholics for Housing. Father Creedon passed away on November 16, 2017, leaving behind a legacy of faithful service to the community.
  • Michael J. Scheurer: Michael Scheurer is Vice President, Housing & Community Development, for Cornerstones Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, childcare and other human services. He is responsible for real estate acquisition, development and advocacy activities related to the preservation and development of affordable housing. Before that, he worked at VHDA, where he managed community lending and relationship initiatives and developed strategies to finance affordable housing for homeownership and rental. Earlier in his career he worked for the Fannie Mae Washington Metropolitan Community Business Center, the National Association of Home Builders and the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development. He has also served as chairman of HAND (Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers) and of HomeAid of Northern Virginia. He sits on the Fairfax County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and is a board member of NVHAH. 

Based in Alexandria, the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance is one of VHDA’s many partner agencies in the commonwealth. Its mission is to promote housing affordability for low- and moderate-income households as a regional priority through education, community outreach and other means.

VHDA is proud to have been a signature sponsor of NVAHA’s Regional Housing Leaders Awards ceremony, and we salute Father Gerry Creedon and Michael Scheurer for their well-deserved recognition.

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